National (34th day). US Orleans – US Concarneau: 1-2
Next season, US Concarneau will be a Ligue 2 team. Concarneau and Ligue 2, isn’t there something that shocks you? A sort of footballing oxymoron?
At the end of a season with six runs and two unique climbs (without a jump-off for the third), it is a rather unexpected feat that Stéphane Le Mignan’s players have achieved. The icing on the cake, the people of Concarnois also finished as National champions.
The title of top scorer for El Khoumisti
Of the four teams still affected by the climb at the start of this 34th and final day, US Concarneau shot first. The inevitable El Khoumisti opened the scoring on his first chance thanks to a caviar from Traoré (0-1, 13′), scoring his sixteenth goal of the season, his thirteenth since his return to Concarneau in early December, with, as a corollary a title of top scorer of National..
But after a first alert on a shot too crossed by D’Hountondji (23 ‘), the South Finistère team stupidly conceded a penalty on a foul by Etuin at the entrance to the surface committed on Halby-Toré without him there is a big danger in front of Pattier’s goal. The penalty was converted by Lepaul (1-1, 42’).
In the following minutes, Traoré wasted a great opportunity to regain the advantage. After a three-way game in the box, his shot went well over as the Orleans cage was partly deserted.
At the break, this parity score did not call into question the rise: US Concarneau then overtook Red Star in the particular goal average for second place.
Rabillard him again
The second half was going to be much more tense. If the scores evolved on the grounds of the other teams concerned by the climb, US Concarneau still had the second ticket in their pocket.
But Orleans didn’t have to take the lead, as they nearly did with this shot from Njoh, which was well saved by Pattier (78′). Just before, El Khoumisti on a control oriented along the goal line then Camblan with an uncrossed header on the consecutive corner had not been far from the break.
A break that would come in the last minutes of the match thanks to a goal from Rabillard. Already scoring the winning goal in added time against Bourg (3-2) eight days earlier, the former OM striker offered US Concarneau victory, the climb and the title. History!
Arbitrator : Antoine Ustaritz.
Spectators : 4,679.
BUT. Orleans: Lepaul (42′ sp); Concarneau: El Khoumisti (13′), Rabillard (87′)
ORLEANS: Vermot – Halby-Toure (A. Alley, 60′), Saint-Ruf, Mambo, Ndiaye (Mokdad, 66′), Solvet, Agounon – Colella, Lepaul (Njoh, 66′), Hountondji (Akassou, 66′). ). Trainer: N. Usai.
CONCARNEAU: Pattier – Georgen, Paro, Jannez, Sans – Traoré, Sinquin (Mannaï, 75′), Etuin (Lebeau, 90′) – Boutrah, El Khoumisti (Urie, 90′), Camblan (Rabillard, 75′). Trainer: S. Le Mignan.